In my post, The UK’s Cultural Collapse I noted the appalling pictures taken by Polish Photographer Maciej Dakowitz in the capital of Wales, Cardiff, over a four year period, every Friday and Saturday night. His Website has more pictures. But every one of the factors Theodore Dalrymple’s Life at the Bottom: the Worldview That Makes the Underclass makes is present in the photographs. Every single one.
First, the inutterable sadness:
Next, the horrific amounts of trash and the ever-present takeaway containers:
Notice the obesity levels the Take-Away food produces:
There is the aftermath of the fighting:
The infidelity (notice the men’s wedding rings):
Along with the drunken-ness of women and men past all caution:
People in the pictures are laughing at the misfortune of the drunks. Meanwhile, people of middle age act like teenagers:
Many doubted Dalrymple’s description of Hogarthian London as accurate. Despite the ample statistics to back up his first-hand accounts. Yet every single dysfunction, from stupid drunken-ness, to adults into middle age acting like College kids, to alarming obesity levels, to fighting, to infidelity, (note as well the attraction the “taken” men have for women), to the cruelty and sadness. No one looks like they are having a good time.
By contrast, these USC Fans look like they are having a good time.
The same girls may be found here and in the second photo, it’s clear the one girl merely has on a strapless top (she is not naked). Fortunately, America is not yet the United Kingdom. In order for us to avoid that fate, we must therefore avoid: take-out food to excess, obesity, drunken-ness, fighting (over women, naturally) in the streets, stupid College-kid behavior by middle aged people, rampant infidelity, and above all the sadness that the empty Friday and Saturday nights bring.
Thank you Dr. Dalyrmple, for describing these maladies that afflict your nation. I hope we may avoid them, still.